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Part One: High Security, Robust Locking Applications, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoids (Patent Application No. 14592511)

Posted by: David Stockwell, Magnet-Schultz of America, CEO

Mon, Apr 13, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

HIGH SECURITY, ROBUST LOCKING APPLICATIONS, BALL-DETENT LOCKING SOLENOIDS: PART ONE
Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Roland Mueller & Simon Benik

The need often arises to find a device that can securely lock the door to a room, the door or drawers of a cabinet, or even to securely hold independent sections of a mechanical apparatus together while the system is operational. The wish list for such a device might also include:

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Topics: Innovative Collaboration with MSA, Electro-magnetic Linear Actuators, Electromagetic Devices, High Performing, Energy Efficient Solenoids, Compact Locking Solenoids, High-Force Locking Solenoids, Locking Solenoid Assemblies, Fail-Secure Solenoids, Scalable Solenoids, Fail-Safe Solenoids, Ball-Detent Locking Solenoid Assemblies

Linear Motor: A Single Coil, Bi-Directional, Electrohydraulic Valve Actuator

Posted by: David Stockwell, Magnet-Schultz of America, CEO

Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 05:00 PM

PART ONE:  LINEAR MOTOR THREE PART SERIES
Magnet-Schultz of America (MSA) reviews the concept, genesis of development, background and physical characteristics of a Linear Motor.

Edited by David Stockwell; Technical information provided by Dr. Jonathan Gamble & Kevin Code

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Topics: Electro-magnetic Linear Actuators, Electrohydraulic Solenoid Coils, Voice Coils, Linear Motor

Permanent-Magnet/Electro-Magnetic Linear Actuators

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Thu, Jun 20, 2013 @ 04:50 PM


Magnetic-latching functionality is employed in products we come across everyday, even though the mechanism by which this technology functions isn’t something most people think about. Being an engineer, I always feel the need to research and understand how things work. Because I’m also a bit of a professor at heart, I would like to share the theory of operation and the differences between conventional solenoids and magnetic-latching solenoids. As a convenient frame of reference, this discussion will involve solenoids, which are used in locking mechanisms.

Conventional Electro-Magnetic Linear Actuators (Solenoids)

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Topics: Magnetic-Latching Technology, Electro-magnetic Linear Actuators

Installation and Mounting of Solenoids

Posted by: Magnet-Schultz of America

Fri, Dec 21, 2012 @ 11:00 AM



When designing a mechanical assembly, which incorporates a solenoid, one can avoid mounting pitfalls by exploring the unique advantages and disadvantages of the various installation approaches.

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Topics: Electro-magnetic Linear Actuators, Installing Solenoids, Mounting Solenoids